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Employment Opportunities

We are currently taking applications for the following positions at CFS:

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Christian Fellowship School (CFS) is seeking an individual who is enthusiastic about our mission to provide a quality Christian education in a community of grace where students are known and loved.  This enthusiasm will be the key to connecting with our parents and staff, so you can create successful events designed to build community with the school while also inviting the outside community into our network to gather new donors, volunteers and potentially new families.
This person will be a highly energetic team player who gets involved in activities around the school.  They will also have to be very self-motivated.  They need to be highly organized and capable of motivating others to volunteer and support their efforts.  Connections within the community are very helpful.  They should have some basic knowledge of marketing, social media business promotions and some degree of creativity to design ads, printed material and mailings.  Knowledge of MS Office, MailChimp and Donor Databases is also helpful.  Experience with non-profits would also be helpful.
This position works closely with all administrative staff and reports directly to the principal.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, retirement, vacation and tuition benefits for children.

JOB SUMMARY:
CFS was established in 1981 as a ministry of Christian Fellowship Church (CFC).  We are a Pre-K to 12th grade school providing an option for parents who desire a Christ-centered education for their children.   We now have nearly 300 students representing over 40 congregations in the Columbia area.  We currently occupy the same building as the church, but the church is in the process of moving to a new location in 2020.  The Development & Community Relations Director will be crucial in raising funds and awareness for the school in order to make the necessary renovations and recruit additional students to fill the expanded school.
This is an exciting time of change and unlimited possibilities for the school!  Change also brings new challenges, so this position requires adaptability and determination to succeed.

Donor Relations:
•    Run weekly reports from DonorConnect to keep up with donor contributions.  
•    Initiate program within DonorConnect to maintain regular points of contact with donors.
•    Plan events to recognize donor contributions & volunteer hours.  
•    Quarterly newsletter to donors with an update on the status of the school.

Fundraisers:

•    Fall & Spring event-oriented fundraisers
        Plan, recruit volunteers, gather sponsors, sell tickets & invite key donors
        Coordinate advertising packages for corporate sponsors
        Post-event follow-up with donors, attendees, sponsors
        Create slideshows using Power Point
        Design programs, invitations, save the date cards
        Need to train on school auction software

•    Winter Annual Fund Campaign
        Work directly with leadership to determine this year’s theme of the campaign, and promote the campaign year long, but have a direct mail launch in November.

•    Peripheral Fundraising
        SCRIP cards – promote this heavily year-round encourage and determine parental incentive to participate.
        Box Tops for Education – same as above 

Other Events:
•    Back to school parties, open houses, donor receptions, fall dinner & carnival

External Public Relations:
•    Attend other local fundraisers 
•    Attend Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Association of Fundraising Professionals meetings
•    Establish contacts with local news media
           Write press releases when appropriate

Qualifications & Skills:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communication or Marketing or related field
•    Experience with Fundraising
•    Experience in Non-Profit Area or in Education
•    Working knowledge of MS Office Suite
•    Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
•    Experience with grant writing is a bonus
 
 
 

SUBSTITUTE   

If you are living in the Columbia area and have a heart for Christian education, we are always interested in talking with people about being on our substitute teacher and substitute teacher's aide list.  

Please contact Kim Thoma or call 573-445-8565 for more information.